Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941)
|Artist Name||Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941)|
|Title||A Portrait of a Gentleman|
|Description||This superb stately male portrait oil painting is by noted British Slade School artist Reginald Grenville Eves. Painted circa 1939 the portrait is a fine example of Modern British inter war art and a great example of an early 20th century portraiture. The sitter is a white haired gentleman in a suit, sat in a wooden chair. There is superb brushwork and great detail in his facial features. A lovely portrait.
Signed top right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Original gallery frame 44 inches by 36 inches. Excellent condition.|
|Biography||Reginald Grenville Eves (1876-1941) was a painter of portraits and topographical subjects in oil and watercolour. Born 24 May 1876 in London. Studied at the Slade School under Legros and Brown 1891–5; won a Scholarship. Painted at Holwick, Yorkshire, 1895–1900, then settled in London as a portrait painter; copied at the National Gallery; was encouraged by Sargent. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1901 and the Paris Salon, medals 1924 and 1926. A.R.A. 1933, R.A. 1939. Painted portraits of many celebrities. One-man exhibition at Knoedler's 1935. Official War Artist 1940–1. Died at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, 13 June 1941. Memorial exhibition at the R.B.A. Galleries 1947.|